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spiritual life

Can Gen Z rise up?

This is something I think about a lot. My daughters are Gen Z. Their friends and dating pool are Gen Z. I have skin in the game. Photo by lalesh aldarwish on Pexels.com What will become of this unique generation -- whose span is bookended by 9/11 and COVID and whose very name suggests finality?… Continue reading Can Gen Z rise up?

recipes

Lemon mayonnaise

"Chic is a kind of mayonnaise -- either it tastes or it doesn't." Karl Lagerfeld, German designer This is so simple, it's hardly a recipe. But, I started making it about a month ago and it's such a burst of sunshine and spring I had to share it. Think of using it on any wrap… Continue reading Lemon mayonnaise

family life, gardening, outdoors

Appalachian spring

" ... when the world is mud-luscious ... when the world is puddle-wonderful..." E.E. Cummings, American poet There are still patches of dirt-speckled snow on the ground here and there. There will probably be a fresh layer or two to come. But, winter's grip is broken in this part of Appalachia. It's true. Birds are whoop-de-doing… Continue reading Appalachian spring

spiritual life

Moving at the speed of life

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference." Robert Frost, American poet No clear path. Where to go? Where to go? There is a trail near our home just isolated enough that Miles dog can run free, but in view of enough homes… Continue reading Moving at the speed of life